'Bomb in Turkish capital kills at least two'

Turkish television reports blast occurs on minibus in Ankara in front of a local government office; nine reported injured, taken to hospital.

September 20, 2011 12:14
Flames seen in street after bomb blast in Ankara

Ankara blast R 311. (photo credit: REUTERS/ Omer Kaya)

ANKARA - A bomb blast in the center of the Turkish capital Ankara on Tuesday killed at least two people, Turkish television stations reported.

Police were not immediately available for comment on the explosion which a TV station said occurred in a minibus.

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Television images showed several parked cars ablaze in front of a local government office, while a plume of thick smoke rose over the area.

A bomb squad was deployed to the location of the blast, and the area was cordoned off, BBC reported.

Nine people were reportedly taken to a nearby hospital with injuries.

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